Dlee13 wrote in post #17403496
Thanks for the feedback. Considering the price difference, I think I'm happu the TFD's ones but when it comes to the actual holder I'll definetly get the Lee one.
Funny enough I don't like the way my b+w screws on, it can feel difficult and rough at times. I've never been unhappy with the IQ my B+W 110 produces, although the main reason I want the Lee system is to be able to use GND's, to stack and so it makes it easier using the filters with my different filter thread sizes.
Here in Aus we have very harsh sun and from what I've read on aus forums, many do find the .9 most useful. I've done test shots in different weather and confirmed the .9 and .6 will definitely get good use. The .3 seems useless to me if used by itself, it's easy enough to recover that detail in post.
Since you don't like using grads, do you bracket instead?
btw, I am a proponent of square ND's for the same reason, I can transfer them to any of my lenses.
I would start slowly with GND's to see if you like them. I made the mistake of getting a few at once..... bad mistake
IMO filters should be bought in this order: 10 stop, 3 stop, 0.9 GND SE. Everything else can be bought down the line. If you light sunsets/sunrise, a reverse GND may be for you. I generally shoot sunrise/sunset simply because there's no better time, and I'de rather have 1 nice shot than 100 mediocre ones. My biggest issue with GND's are the fact that I hardly ever shoot with straight horizons, and post processed blends usually look better. It's a really good idea to learn to process that method because chances are, you'll have to fix GND's using a similar method.... so might as well skip it.
that said, I do carry a set of GND's, 0.9 SE, 0.9 HE, 0.9 RGND. I stick with Haida whenever possible, since they produce the best quality. Too bad they dont produce a 0.9 HE/RGND, so I use LEE and Hitech respectively. My hard ND's are Haida, and my square polarizer is by LEE. Haida just happens to cost the least and best quality: http://www.achim-sieger.de …itech-prostop-irnd-haida/ (I had similar results to that site, bought lee first but wasnt satisfied with the cast, then bought haida...)
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